Sylhet today

Nasrul Hamid, the State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, officially announced Zakiganj as Zakiganj's 28th natural gas field with 68 billion cubic feet of reserves. The discovery was made by the state-owned Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company, (Bapex), in June. However, it withheld any formal announcement because it was evaluating the possibility of gas recovery from the well at Ananadapur village, Zakiganj upazila in Sylhet. An official announcement about the discovery of new gas was made at a webinar organized by Energy and Mineral Resources Division. This webinar was held to commemorate August 9, National Energy Security Day, which marks the historic decision of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Shiikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975 to take control of 5 gas fields in Sylhet from multinational Shell Oil Company. According to UNB, the state minister stated that there is a potential reserve of 68 Billion cubic feet of gas in the new gas field. This gas fi